Racing Toward a Better Community
High co-workers share the United Way vision of a world where all individuals and families achieve their human potential through education, income stability, and healthy lives. The High organization conducts an annual co-worker campaign to help United Way agencies in the communities in which High co-workers live, work, and play. Each year, High co-workers give generously to support communities with gifts totaling more than $2.5 million in the past 10 years.
Aidalis Lopez, Human Resources Business Partner, High Companies: "Today the High companies is partnering with High Sports from Lititz [Pa.], and what we are doing is we're having go-kart races as a fun United Way event for our corporate co-workers. Every year at the High companies we have a corporate campaign for all of the High locations and what we do is we raise funds through co-worker pledges and fun events in order to make our communities a little better at every location that High has co-workers located at."
Kevin Ressler, President & CEO, United Way of Lancaster County: "It's just a great day. It's a lot of fun. You know, giving can be fun and it's never a painful thing. The rewards are always intrinsic but today for these employees the rewards are real. And so, we're just so grateful for – as they come zooming by here – for the opportunity to work with the High companies who, this year, have been our largest campaign of employee giving. Just so grateful to be out here today [having] a lot of fun. Thank all of you for the various ways in which you support United Way of Lancaster County and Lancaster County in general."
Aidalis: "It feels amazing knowing that not only is it part of our company culture, but this is truly who we are as individual employees of High. So, it's great to know that we have all levels of our leadership and management team here supporting the United Way, especially for today's race you can see the enthusiasm all the way from our CEO on down to all those that will be participating."